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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds



    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

    Article is here.
    Hard to imagine how a governor violates the law when he exercises his constitutional authority as he promised he would.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Results matter compared to feelings. The results of TX are exceptional and don't support your claims. You seem to like the progressive ideology so much why stay in TX, move to California. Have you paid any attention to what the Progressives have done to that state?
    I may get frowny faces for saying this, and I have a lot of family in California, but I don't like Californians. They are overly self-involved, and most of the Californians who move to Austin that I've met are Republicans, despite what is commonly believed. And the so-called Californian Democrats are mostly not progressive, at least how I understand their politics. Most of them are neoliberals or whack-job environmentalists. I care for neither type (and I consider myself an environmentalist). But, honestly, I don't know many Californians here in Austin, even though I realize that they are out there, and that Austin is known for trying to connect with Californians in general. It's not something I truly understand.

    As for your comment on results, I think I'll let the results speak for themselves. I mentioned the Republican failures, and yet you ignored that and instead hold this economic success in Texas up on a on a flagpole as some sort of win for the Republican Party. Tell me, what were the policies that Republicans passed in order to make Texas an economic success? What is it that makes Perry such a great guy in your book?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    He went from this:
    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Can a Governor veto a bill so he can receive a bribe?

    It's a yes or no question

    To this:
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    So you admit that a Governor can be committing a crime by vetoing a bill.

    Now you know why Perry has been indicted.
    Kind of like saying, "That is a pink cow. Do you see the pink cow?"

    "uhhh, there is no cow"

    "See, you admit that there is a pink cow, I WIN!!!"

    Sangha, back away from the bong. You are going to break your leg jumping to conclusions like that.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The Left turned that into a hellish place to do business and live. Austin is right on it's tracks... one of the most expensive over-taxed cities in the country.

    It's fixing to move to a single member districts which might cull a lot of the Progressive influence that controls it now. So there's some hope.
    I watched the Californians do to Las Vegas what they are doing to Austin... it's not gonna end pretty.
    I'm looking forward to the inevitable housing bubble , though..... the back end of it will be nice to get a piece of .

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Again, I'm not aware of any bribe.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaydeehess View Post
    Bit of a stretch. There is no bribe involved here for one thing. Second, even if there were he would not be guilty of taking a bribe until he took a bribe. The act of vetoing a bill which results in personal gain or protection from investigation would counter conflict of interest rules more likely. Not sure that is indictable though.

    BTW; I am no fan of Perry
    Never said Perry took a bribe

    I clearly posted the crimes Perry is accused of committing and posted a link to the legal code which defined the crimes. It shows that vetoing a bill for for protection from investigation is not only a crime; it is a felony for which he can receive a sentence of up to 99 years in jail
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I am confused about what the prosecutor's personal problems have to do with any case involving Perry.

    If the case is inept then it will be thrown out due to point of law, not because the prosecutor is an alcoholic.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Never said Perry took a bribe

    I clearly posted the crimes Perry is accused of committing and posted a link to the legal code which defined the crimes. It shows that vetoing a bill for for protection from investigation is not only a crime; it is a felony for which he can receive a sentence of up to 99 years in jail
    Were you not the first to bring up the subject of a bribe? If not, fine, if so and its not relevant then why do it?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    There are many ways to rid oneself of vermin. If one way doesn't work there is another way available. Regardless, I am glad that Delay is no longer in politics.
    I guess you mean the end justifies the means.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Same old lies, same old bs from you. You have no idea what you are talking about and buy the leftwing spin. California leads the nation in minimum wage jobs, leads the nation in poverty, and leads the nation in the number of people getting taxpayer assistance. You must be so proud.

    TX has no state income taxes, has a low cost of living, is at the top in job creation, has 52 Fortune 500 companies and that simply drives you crazy. All those people and businesses moving to TX so they can make low wages, have no insurance, and living in poverty. That is liberal logic

    Saying the same lies over and over again don't make those lies true. TX does not lead the nation in the number of people making minimum wage, they have the most in the nation, 500,000 out of a 13 million labor force making the FEDERAL MINIMUM Wage, California has the most people making a minimum wage, three times the number in TX. Suggest you learn how to do research. California minimum wage up to July 1 was $8 an hour. How was it living in California living on $8 an hour?

    LOL Con.....no matter how many times you attempt to spin your lies....the reality smacks you right in the face. Texas and Mississippi lead the nation in the highest numbers of people working for minimum wage....a sad fact that you continue to dance and shuffle around. Does it make you proud to be in the same class as Mississippi?

    Sorry con....but the facts are out there and you can continue to deny them....but it doesn't change the facts. Sorry bub.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Wrong.

    Because he's Rick Perry. Never liked the guy.

    In any case, the court will decide this case not you or I.

    I'll be mighty happy if they put him under the jail.

    That's at least the second time you've hinted that people you don't care for should be in jail...Is that how you go through life? People you don't like should not be free? What a miserable way to approach disagreement.
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